India, Bangladesh extradition treaty comes into force
Dhaka: India and Bangladesh on Wednesday exchanged the instruments of ratification for an extradition treaty that could lead to the handing over of several jailed Indian militant leaders like ULFA`s Anup Chetia.
Bangladesh`s Senior Home Secretary, CQK Mostak Ahmed and Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran signed the documents here on behalf of the two countries and exchanged them.
"With the signature of the ratification instruments and the exchange, we are now in a position to bring the treaty into effect," Saran said.
He hoped the treaty will contribute further to the mutual security of both countries, the Daily Star reported.
Both nations signed the treaty in January this year paving the way for exchanging convicts or under-trial criminals between the two countries.
The Cabinet of Bangladesh ratified it on October 07 while India did the same earlier.
Chetia - ULFA`s founder general secretary - had sought political asylum in Bangladesh thrice in 2005, 2008 and 2011 after being arrested in Dhaka in 1997.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- Basic ideals of Constitution are in danger: Sonia Gandhi
- PM Modi greets nation on occasion of first Constitution Day
- Manjula Vaghela's journey: From rag picker to head of a firm with Rs 1 cr turnover!
- Indian Army faces shortage of field firing ranges in J&K
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Eat smart to slow down ageing and increase longevity!
- Intolerance issue: Those attacking me are only proving my point, says Aamir Khan – Read full statement
- Setback to Kejriwal-led AAP as MLA Akhilesh Tripathi arrested in riot case
- 10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know